|# of Units:||8 CDs|
|Length:||10 hours, 2 minutes|
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When your family wants a certain life for you and you want the total opposite. Living the life your mother wants/wanted for you haunted Marilyn. she always wanted to go be a doctor but her mother wanted her to marry a man from Harvard and be a housewife. She failed home economics and took woodwork, got accepted to Harvard and was belittled by the men, but she overcame all of it until, she met her professor James. James a Chinese man was different, and that alone made Marilyn want him more. She dropped out of his class and they began dating, before she knew it she got lost in James and forgot about her dreams and aspirations. They hot married, had kids, ya know the usual. When she realized what she'd done, it became too much and she left, fled to Toledo got an apartment and enrolled back to college. She was gone for months without telling her husband and kids nothing. The thing is, the very thing she hated about her mother, she did the same to her daughter lydia. So much happened in this book, things started to unravel, bit by bit. Nath, and Hannah were lydia siblings. Nath got admitted to college, James had an affair with his secretary, James left his family, But most of all Lydia died..... #book39and2019 #whenpeoplethinkyourfamilyisperfect #theyhavenoidea #bookworm #whatsnext
This book, “Everything I Never Told You” brings up bad mother-daughter memories. Often it is our inability to express our hurt that makes hurl the easiest insult. “You married a Chinese man I will no longer talk to you!” Instead of saying, “Oh darling, you quit school. I know are excited now, but your heart was set on being a doctor. When the excitement settles--and it will, you will still want to be a doctor. It will be so hard for you to become a doctor then. It is hard for me to be happy with you. I am sad. I can’t show you I’m sad on your wedding day.” My mom felt the same way. I quit school to get married as well. The happy news was that for me it ended well. I was tangled in blankets and discombobulated. Mom helped me calm down enough to sort the covers out and set up the laptop. We can still talk. Please see lookup the book in Goodreads to see the whole review.
A decent read for someone in high school. lot of symbolism in the book but overall a tragic story about parents abuse to thier daughter
So, I read “Little Fires Everywhere” and loved it so much that I couldn’t wait to listen to this book. It was well written but it was the most depressing book that I’ve ever read or listened to.
I love Cassandra Campbell's narrations; she is wonderful. This book was mediocre and rambling. Still, there was lots of good insight into family dysfunction.
bored, liveless, stereotyping, all description no conversation. I heard to learn English.
Sophomoric writing of a story that lacks depth and complexity.
CELESTE NG grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and son.